IAALS to Honor CCJ at Awards Dinner

by Tony Flesor

The Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System will be thanking one of its biggest partners at its Annual Rebuilding Justice Award Dinner.

The award ceremony, to be held April 19, will recognize the individuals and groups that champion the legal organization’s goals as well as award the Conference of Chief Justices. The CCJ has become one of IAALS’ chief partners in the pursuit of reform in both the civil and family arenas.

In recognizing the CCJ, IAALS will host state chief justices Scott Bales of Arizona, Nancy Rice of Colorado, Maureen O’Connor of Ohio, Thomas Balmer of Oregon and Nathan Hecht of Texas as well as retired chief justice Chase Rogers of Connecticut. The event will also include a fireside chat with several of the chief justices to discuss public trust and confi dence in the courts, a deviation from the annual dinner’s typical keynote format.

The CCJ is a group made up of the top judicial officer from each of the 50 states as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam and the Virgin Islands. The organization is designed to give the chiefs an opportunity to meet and discuss ways they can improve the administration of justice around the country.

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